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Trump Reiterates Call for Teachers to be Armed

President Trump Thursday reiterated a call he made Wednesday for teachers to be able to carry concealed weapons in schools. “I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns,” Trump said during a meeting that included the mayor of Parkland, Florida, the site of last week’s school massacre. Trump suggested “a little bit… Continue Reading

Trump Backs Stronger Background Checks, Raising Ownership Age to 21

President Trump Thursday tweeted the outlines of his gun agenda, saying he wants to raise the age at which you can purchase long guns like rifles and shotguns to 21 and strengthen background checks. People already must be 21 to purchase handguns. I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health.… Continue Reading

White House Begins School Shooting PR Blitz; Destination Unknown

The White House today began a PR blitz designed to show concern about school and other mass shootings, and it was unclear just how far this would take President Trump along the path toward Democratic-style gun control measures. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders entered the briefing room today with expressions of praise and sadness… Continue Reading

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Explains That the Culture, Not Guns, is to Blame

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin laid out a succinct, eloquent case Monday evening for why guns are not the reason for the proliferation of school shootings. I made a similar case last week that societal changes are to blame. But Bevin is so compelling and adds to what I wrote, so I thought you might want… Continue Reading

Trump Writes Little Girl a Letter and Gets Crap for it From the Press

A child, Ava Olsen, witnessed a school shooting and was deeply traumatized by it. She wrote President Trump a letter. She got a signed response: Schools are places where children learn and grow with their friends. Their halls should be free of fear. It is my goal as President to make sure that children in… Continue Reading

Sarah Sanders: Suggestion Trump “Complicit” in School Shootings “Outrageous”

She’s right. That’s essentially what’s going on here. MNSBC White House Reporter Peter Alexander wouldn’t take yes for an answer Wednesday in the briefing room. He wanted to know what the president was doing to stop school shootings, and he didn’t care about what he was hearing from Sanders. As you are aware, the only… Continue Reading

Senate Democrats Introduce New “Assault Weapons Ban”

According to the Washington Examiner: The bill — sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Senate Democrats — would make it illegal to sell more than 200 types of semi-automatic weapons as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. The proposal would also ban devices that ramp up firing speed, such… Continue Reading

Trump: No to “Extreme Vetting” for Gun Purchases

President Trump was asked earlier today in South Korea by a reporter from NBC if he would consider “extreme vetting” for prospective gun purchasers. He said that it wouldn’t have stopped the killer, but might have stopped the person who confronted the killer, from getting a gun. Making some kind of political point, the reporter,… Continue Reading

White House “Open” to Banning Bump Stocks

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House welcomes a “conversation” that both parties plan to have about banning bump stocks, indicating President Trump is open to the idea and wants to be part of the talks. So, let’s be careful here. Democrats don’t care much about bump stocks, the devices that… Continue Reading

Scalise: Getting Shot Makes Me Support the Second Amendment Even More

It’s often said that if only a good guy had a gun when a bad guy starts shooting people down, a massacre could have been prevented. In House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s case, that’s exactly what happened. “What I experienced was, when there was a shooter, luckily we had Capitol police there with their own… Continue Reading